I remembered reading Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was a kid. It was one of my favourite book then, and I would read it over and over again. It's also the first Roald Dahl book I bought for IT, he enjoyed it too. My first thought was to make a Willy Wonka bento. However, I changed my mind and ended up making James and the Giant Peach instead.
James and the Giant Peach is used in IT's English lesson in School this year, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was used last year. :) The peach in the bento is rice mixed with steamed pumpkin, the leaf is cut out from egg sheet and the stalk is made from nori and cheese. James is rice mixed with a little ketchup and I used carrot for his hair. I packed grilled wings, grapes and strawberries in the other box.
I managed to find a spider, centipede and ladybug among my toppers, which I added in to represent some of the creatures in the book.
Empire State Building is a nutella sandwich, the details are drawn in using white icing. And that is a real peach on top of it, lol. :)
Now, are you ready for more Roald Dahl lunches? Just click on the picture above, hop over to Chaos and Confections, and check out Jessie's awesome creation. :)
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